The Effect of Gravity on the Neck
At Thanksgiving, everyone is delighted to see a turkey. Even at Christmas, people love a good holiday turkey. Developing turkey neck, however, is something no one loves. It seems to come on suddenly, and one day you will notice that gravity has begun to take its toll, causing your neck to begin to sag or have loose skin. What can you do?
Treating Turkey Neck at Home
You may have heard of miracle creams that will tighten a turkey neck, or exercises that can work like magic. Unfortunately, once your neck begins to sag, there’s not much you can do on your own to correct it. A better bet is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Eat a nutritious diet, with adequate protein, and don’t lose or gain weight rapidly. Avoid smoking, and wear sunscreen when you are outside, to protect the delicate skin on your neck. Do some simple exercises to keep your neck muscles firm and strong, but don’t overdo it, because strain can contribute to a sagging neck.
Seeking Professional Help
The good news is that the fields of plastic surgery and dermatology continue to advance, and today, there are many more options available to treat turkey neck than existed for prior generations. You can have a neck lift, and there are different types of liposuction that can address a sagging neck and jowls, but there are also several non-invasive treatment options that can be effective when performed by an experienced professional.
- Kybella is an injection targeting the fat beneath the chin.
- Filler can resolve minimal sagging, in younger patients.
- Botox is sometimes used to treat vertical lines on the neck by relaxing the neck muscle.
- Ultherapy can tighten and lift the skin, though it is not for advanced sagging.
Talk to a Board Certified Dermatologist
If you are concerned about the appearance of your neck, your best bet is to speak with a dermatologist who is trained and experienced in helping people address the signs of aging. Your dermatologist can assess your unique situation and create a treatment plan, whether that involves creams and other topical products, minimally invasive procedures, or surgical treatment. If you’re looking for a dermatologist to help you care for your skin, Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology is committed to providing superior, professional skin care in a manner that’s practical, efficient, and compassionate. We have the knowledge and skill not only to treat your skin but also to recommend skincare products to help you care for your skin at home. With over 30 years of experience providing dermatological services in Salt Lake City, we provide a variety of services, from cosmetic skincare to treatment for skin cancer. Our team of board-certified dermatologists and licensed cosmetic service providers are here to provide you the care you need in a comfortable, professional atmosphere. Call (801) 682-4715 or contact us through our website.